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Centauri to run a one-day Workshop for Drama Teachers!
April 10th 2011
We’ve gained a fair amount of expertise in arts education over the past seventeen years. Combine this with Julie’s teaching, lecturing and play-writing, and we have plenty to offer drama teachers. In the Fall, Julie was invited to teach a workshop for the annual CODE (Council of Drama Educators) conference based on a text book she is currently writing, and this was so well received that we have expanded the session into a full day workshop for the Spring.
The title of the workshop is Creative Ideas for Play Creation and Rehearsal, and the material will be appropriate for any professional – teacher, student, community educator, director – who works with young or amateur casts towards performance, either in the classroom or for a public audience.
The workshop will be held on Sunday 10 April at Baby Point Clubhouse in West Toronto, and participants will receive extensive support materials on disc at the end of the day. The purpose of the workshop is to assist teachers and other professionals in approaching the rehearsal and play creation process as imaginatively as possible, maximising growth opportunities for young and inexperienced performers. The workshop will examine many of the challenges that emerge when working with actors who are not professionals, and will offer a wealth of practical, tried-and-tested solutions for solving them.
Further details, and registration information, can be found at on Julies web site We’re offering a discount on the regular workshop fee for CODE members, members of Theatre Ontario and all Centauri alumni. There are only 20 spaces on this workshop, so please call us as soon as possible if you are interested in joining us!
One thing I love about Winter and Spring is doing school visits, to talk abut Centauri and to offer drama workshops. I get to teach (which I LOVE), kids get some drama, and we all have a chance to chat about camp! Yesterday, I did three guest workshops in a private school near Fort Erie. It was a gorgeous school, and we had three fantastic groups. The first was a hugely energetic grade 5-6 mix, and we explored storytelling techniques together. The second was a self-conscious Grade 8 group, and we explored Stanislavsky, and character development. Lastly, we had a Grade 7 group, and since they were super-dramatic without any coaxing, we did some crazy melodrama stuff!
I’m running workshops at several other schools over the next few weeks, but I still have space. If you’d like me to offer a free workshop at your school, let me know and I can email you info for your drama teacher! I’m also a keynote speaker, and I have a brand new talk about entrepreneurism available for high school students. It’s all about what we learned when we set up Centauri. You can read more at firstname.lastname@example.org